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Why the Willow Project Is a Bad Idea

Latest NewsAlaskaJeff Turrentine
The oil drilling proposal would be disastrous for Alaska and the planet (not to mention President Biden’s climate legacy). 

Crushing Alaska’s Pebble Mine

NRDC in ActionAlaskaNicole Greenfield, Jeff Turrentine
The EPA’s decision to veto the project is fantastic news—but the fight to save Bristol Bay isn’t over yet.

The Fight to Keep Oil and Gas Rigs Out of Our Waters. For Good.

NRDC in ActionAlaska, Florida, California, Washington, United StatesMelissa Denchak
NRDC played a key role in banning offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic. Once again, it’s fighting to protect those oceans—and the rest of America’s waters.

Our Favorite National Parks

NRDC in ActionColorado, California, Minnesota, Alaska, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, Tennessee
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, NRDC’s very own wilderness fanatics share their most treasured park memories.

The Battered Belugas of Cook Inlet

NRDC in ActionAlaskaNicole Greenfield
Only a few hundred beluga whales remain in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, and they’re facing threats from every direction.

Why Are Our Waters Turning Green?

NRDC in ActionLouisiana, Toledo, Ohio, Des Moines, IowaNicole Greenfield
Toxic algal blooms are suffocating waterways from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Erie.

Burnin' Blubber

Latest NewsArcticJason Bittel
As warmer summers melt the Arctic, Pacific walruses have to work a lot harder to reach their seafloor feasts.

Hold the Applause

Latest NewsArcticBrian Palmer
Shell has left the Arctic for now, but the region isn’t safe from oil drills until the president locks the door.

Northward Ho!

Latest NewsArctic, AlaskaAlisa Opar
Obama is headed to the Arctic. Here are five things the president should put on his must-do-in-Alaska list.

Don't Call it a Comeback

Latest NewsArcticAndrea Thompson
New satellite data show Arctic sea ice has rebounded—but that doesn't mean it's recovering. (Sorry, polar bears.)

Dead Bear Walking

Latest NewsArcticBrian Palmer
Will “walking hibernation” help polars bears survive climate change?

Bringing the Noise

Latest NewsArcticAlisa Opar
How will Shell’s Arctic drilling affect marine mammals in the Chukchi Sea?

Wild Idea

Latest NewsArcticClara Chaisson
The president is asking Congress to designate crucial Arctic habitat as wilderness.

Shell Game

Latest NewsArcticBrian Palmer
The Department of the Interior says there’s a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill in the Arctic—and it’s willing to take that chance.

Can't Touch This

Latest NewsAlaska
President Obama just protected the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery from oil and gas drilling.